Nashville's 4 top spots to score doughnuts, without breaking the bank

East Park Donuts & Coffee | Photo: Jeremy C./Yelp

Need more doughnuts in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable doughnut spots in Nashville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

1. McGaugh's Donuts

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Topping the list is McGaugh's Donuts. Located at 1111 S. Gallatin Pike in Heron Walk, the spot to score doughnuts and more is the highest-rated affordable doughnut spot in Nashville, boasting five stars out of 48 reviews on Yelp. 

If you're hungry for more, we found these details about McGaugh's Donuts.

"McGaugh's Donuts, in Madison, TN, is the area's premier doughnut shop owned and operated by Mack and Renee McGaugh since 1991 under a different name," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "We carry a wide variety of doughnut flavors such as glazed, cinnamon sugar, coconut iced, cherry iced and more. We also have cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, bear claws, eclairs, butterfly rolls and much more."

2. East Park Donuts & Coffee

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Next up is Historic Edgefield's East Park Donuts & Coffee, situated at 700 Main St. With 4.5 stars out of 80 reviews on Yelp, the cafe, which offers doughnuts, coffee, tea and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about East Park Donuts & Coffee.

"We have owned Sam and Zoe's for 10 years, and we saw a need for a donut and fast-casual breakfast place in East Nashville proper," the business states on Yelp, this time in the bio section of its profile.

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "breakfast, lunch, brioche doughnuts, lattes, pour-over, cold brew," it writes on Yelp in the section about specialties.

3. Donut Distillery

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Lockeland Springs's Donut Distillery, located at 311 Gallatin Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly spot to score doughnuts, coffee, tea, beer, wine and spirits 4.5 stars out of 64 reviews. 

We turned there for an overview of Donut Distillery.

"In 2017 I decided to hang up my business suit and heels for an apron and mixer to follow my passion of making smile through food," the business says in the bio section of its Yelp profile. "Why doughnuts? Because doughnuts make people happy!"

As to what the business is known for, "Gourmet mini donuts topped to order." it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "We offer Crema coffee - the best coffee in Nashville and great local craft beer."

4. Donut Palace

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Donut Palace, a spot to score doughnuts and more in Hermitage Hills, is another much-loved, inexpensive go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 35 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3466-D Lebanon Pike to see for yourself. 

Yelper Sarah C., who reviewed Donut Palace on July 20, wrote, "Stop and picked up a dozen doughnuts this morning for my co-workers. I had picked out a variety of doughnuts, the old fashion glazed was by far the best. I will definitely be back!"

Nate M. noted, "The doughissant is the must-try at the Donut Palace along with the old fashioned. The doughissant is a play on the famous and trademarked Cronut, but this version tastes just as good if not better than the original."

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